António Costa posted on Twitter the importance of energy interconnections, where Portugal and Spain can support other European countries in supplying Europe's natural gas needs.

The two leaders met to discuss and coordinate the position of the two Iberian countries at the extraordinary summit of heads of state and government of the European Union that will take place next Monday and Tuesday in Brussels.

"[energy] interconnections are a priority in the European context, but we need a real political and financial commitment from the EU," said Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.

According to Lisbon, Portugal and Spain together have the installed capacity to supply 30% of Europe's energy needs in natural gas, but cannot provide that capacity because there is no interconnection that allows exporting that natural gas to the rest of Europe.

At the end of March, at an ordinary meeting of the European Council, the 27 also recognized the uniqueness of Spain and Portugal in terms of energy, which will allow both countries to implement temporary and exceptional measures to reduce electricity prices for consumers and companies.

The two heads of government also addressed the importance of unity between European countries in the face of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“The Iberian articulation strengthens bilateral relations and our common role in the strategic redefinition of Europe”, said António Costa via Twitter.